This is a collaborative repository for pedagogical resources related to Buddhism and the coronavirus pandemic. The materials here are offered under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license, and you are welcome to repurpose them for use in your classroom. Watch this space for future developments as this project gets up and running, and please consider donating your own materials.
Webinar (Jul. 8, 2020)
Six leading scholars of Buddhism discuss Buddhist responses to COVID-19 in Singapore, North America, Nepal, Japan, China, and Thailand. Hosted and organized by Brooke Schedneck of Rhodes College.
Related Readings & Resources
- Chia, Jack Meng-Tat. 2020. “Cyber Dharma: Celebrating E-Vesak in Singapore.” CoronAsur: Religion and COVID-19 https://ari.nus.edu.sg/20331-10/
- Lowe, Bryan. 2020. “Protection without Punishment: Turning to the Buddhist Gods during COVID-19.” The Immanent Frame https://tif.ssrc.org/2020/06/25/protection-without-punishment
- McLaughlin, Levi. 2020. “Japanese Religious Responses to COVID-19: A Preliminary Report.” The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 18.3 https://apjjf.org/2020/9/McLaughlin.html
- Salguero, Pierce. 2020. “How do Buddhists handle coronavirus? The answer is not just meditation.” The Conversation https://theconversation.com/how-do-buddhists-handle-coronavirus-the-answer-is-not-just-meditation-137966
- Schedneck, Brooke. 2020. “5 Buddhist teachings that can help you deal with coronavirus anxiety.” The Conversation https://theconversation.com/5-buddhist-teachings-that-can-help-you-deal-with-coronavirus-anxiety-134320